Edmonton

'Improperly discarded smoker's material' caused major house fire in northeast Edmonton

A fire in northeast Edmonton destroyed one home, extensively damaged two others and caused heat damage to two more Tuesday morning.

All residents safely evacuated without injuries

Firefighters extinguish flames at a house fire in northeast Edmonton Tuesday. (Jamie McCannel/CBC)

UPDATE: Investigators determined the fire was caused by "improperly discarded smoker's material," a news release said Wednesday. Damages are estimated at $1.2 million.

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A fire in northeast Edmonton destroyed one home, extensively damaged two others and caused heat damage to two more on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were alerted to the fire at 137th Avenue and 37th Street just before 7:30 a.m., a news release from Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said.

All residents were safely evacuated and nobody was hurt, the release said.

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